How to Care for Your Favorite Boots and Shoes

Shoe Care and Accessories

How to Care for Your Favorite Boots and Shoes

We all have a favorite pair of shoes or boots and want them to last forever. They are comfortable, go with everything, but eventually, Minnesota living takes a toll. Protecting your favorite footwear may require a little extra time as the seasons change to prevent damage. Protect and extend the life of your boots with affordable care and accessories. Give your footwear the longest life possible with this guide to care for your favorite shoes.

Preventive Maintenance

Protect and extend the look of your favorite shoes with a water repellent. Depending on wear, you may need to reapply annually, or just as water no longer beads on the surface. A de-salter can clean your shoes and keep them looking like new. Suede & nubuck cleaner will clean & rejuvenate all colors of suede & nubuck and leaves the nap soft & velvety.


Cork Re-new protects, seals and adds waterproof protection to the outside of cork soles (such as Birkenstocks & Haflingers) to prevent cracking or flaking as they age. Saddle Soap renews footwear, handbags, belts, saddles & furniture by cleaning & polishing in one easy step. It cleans & lubricates the leather fibers to prevent brittleness, maintaining suppleness & strength. Polish and leather lotion condition and moisturize, extending the life of your leather footwear while maintaining a rich look. Read more about How to Polish Leather Footwear on this post.



Peterson Shoes carries a full line of accessories for foot health and comfort. There are products to help with Plantar Fasciitis, Metatarsalgia, corns, calluses, bunions & hammer toes. Anti-blister balm gives all day protection to your feet from blisters caused by rubbing. Heel grips and tongue pads can help stop slippage in your footwear and customize your fit. Ball-of-foot cushions can help absorb shock with every step. Sole Stopperz stick to the bottom of footwear to add traction. Shoe deodorizers can be placed in footwear to block offensive odors and leave a clean fresh scent. These and many other helpful products are available in store.


Accessibility in footwear is so important. Reduced mobility and injury can make putting shoes on or tying your shoes impossible. Long shoehorns and elastic laces can make putting shoes on easier and more adaptive. Quadrastep and Superfeet inserts offer pain relief and comfort. At Peterson Shoes, our focus is on comfortable footwear for a variety of painful foot conditions, including plantar fasciitis. Peterson Shoes has Certified Pedorthists and a highly trained staff to help you select the best options for your most difficult foot health issues. We offer professional fitting as part of our service for everyone trying on shoes. A great fit can make all the difference.


Shoe Repair and Service

If you are in need of a repair, bring your shoes in to our on-site cobbler. Bill Oestreicher has more than 40 years of experience and can fix almost anything from soles to heels, even leather rips and patches. Ask about skate, handbag and zipper repairs too.

Come into Peterson Shoes for all of your shoe accessories and maintenance products. Most make great gifts, add-ons, or are just great to have on hand when you need them.


Peterson Shoes is a family-owned shoe store and shoe repair shop serving the Andover, Anoka, Brooklyn Park, Coon Rapids and Minneapolis areas. We specialize in orthotic shoe inserts, shoes for plantar fasciitis and shoes for tendinitis. Come check out our selection of Women’s shoes, apparel and accessories, and Men’s shoes at 209 E Main Street, Anoka, MN. Or shop our selection online now.


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